October 10, 2020
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Condo Smarts: How Much Is Enough For Strata’s Contingency Fund?

The key to planning is to ensure the years ahead will be appropriately funded to reflect the projected renewals in your depreciation report, and you approve […]
October 3, 2020

Condo Smarts: Strata Management Oversight Involves Standard Safeguards

Dear Tony: An issue has come up at our council meeting with our manager dealing with the signing authority on cheques and our accounts. We have […]
September 26, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Maintenance Issues — Pay Now Or Pay More Later

‘Our strata council is trying to cut corners on costs this year as we have experienced dramatic increases in our insurance costs.’ Dear Tony: Our strata […]
September 25, 2020
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Closing Up Cottage or RV For Winter

Closing Up Cottage or RV For Winter   Q: Every fall we debate back and forth as to the best method of closing up our cottage for […]
September 20, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Strata Puts Up Roadblocks On Alterations

Couple purchased two units next to each other with the intention of combining them into one larger unit for their family.   Dear Tony: We purchased […]
September 15, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Top Court OKs Retroactive Strata Fees

There have been several Civil Resolution Tribunal Decisions on this issue that originally deemed the status of retroactive fees was unenforceable. Dear Tony: We purchased a […]
August 7, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Will the new legislation make a change?

The legislation tabled this week enables the government to address several factors that are contributing to the issues around insurance renewals, increased risks and costs in […]
July 9, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Addressing the challenges of electronic AGMs

Planning and managing an electronic AGM takes a great deal of time Dear Tony: What happens when an owner attempts to attend a general meeting that […]
July 3, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Rental violations during COVID-19 crisis

There are three possible exemptions that may apply to an owner if their strata corporation has reached the limit of rentals. Dear Tony, We found out […]
June 27, 2020
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Condo Smarts: Who pays insurance deductible?

The creation of sections does not divide the liability for claims between the sections. Dear Tony: I was dismayed to open my mail yesterday to discover […]
April 30, 2020
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Solutions & Substitutions – Get Urine Smell Out Of Mattress

  Solutions & Substitutions Column By: Reena Nerbas Submission Date: May 2nd, 2020   Dear Reena, Do you have any suggestions for getting the urine smell […]
February 14, 2020
Coldest Night Of The Year

Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Coldest Night of the Year 2020 The Coldest Night of the Year is on Saturday, February 22, 2020. CNOY is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps […]

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